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Emily E. Barkley-Levenson

Assistant Professor of Psychology


Degrees

PHD, 2013, Univ Calif Los Angeles UCLA; MA, 2008, Univ Calif Los Angeles UCLA; BA, 2006, Pomona Coll


Bio

Dr. Emily Barkley-Levenson is an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department, specializing in developmental cognitive neuroscience. She teaches undergraduate courses including introductory psychology, behavioral neuroscience, and statistics.

Dr. Barkley-Levenson’s research investigates risky decision-making in adolescents and young adults. She employs behavioral, physiological and neuroimaging techniques to explore how potential gains and losses influence an individual’s decision-making process, and how neurobiological and developmental factors affect sensitivity to risk and reward.

Dr. Barkley-Levenson received a dual B.A. in psychology and music from Pomona College, and completed her Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience at the University of California, Los Angeles. She also served as a postdoctoral researcher in social neuroscience at the University of Southern California before joining the faculty at Hofstra. She is a member of the Society for Neuroscience, the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, and the Flux Society for Integrative Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.


Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
PSY 001 INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY Undergraduate
PSY 100 DEPT HONORS CANDIDACY:RESEARCH Undergraduate
PSY 177 BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE Undergraduate
PSY 194 RESEARCH SEM: NEUROSCIENCE Undergraduate
PSY 214 NEURAL BASES BEHAVR Graduate
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